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    • My World Open Follow-Up

      There were positives and negatives to take away from this year’s World Open.  Even the negative takeaways were positive, because they let me know where I need to go with training and practical adjustments that need to be made.  Even though... | Read More

      • Milliern
      • | Jul 8, 2016
    • Improving to 1200 blitz

      Ayyy! I just improved my CDC blitz rating to 1200! My last game as of this writing was against yossim of Israel. I was white, and it is really interesting, as my rating went from 1192-1200. I will post the game soon. | Read More

      • anjiang
      • | Jul 8, 2016
    • World Open G/10 Highlights

      The World Open itself was too long and expensive for me this year, but I visited yesterday to see a few people and play in side events. I figured playing some quick chess under less pressure was a decent reward for rushing up the 2100s last week. ... | Read More

    • 3 times I won in the endgame

      Here are 3 games where I won in the endgame. In some of the games the positions look equal and in one of them I'm much worse but still found a way to win. The first game is a good example of how important endgames are. Equal position after the mi... | Read More

      • Steikt
      • | Jun 29, 2016
    • 4th ICC Blitz Open

                        4th ICC Blitz Open:              The Strongest Online Tournament                             Hi Chess friends,                            Yesterday ki... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Mieses Opening

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    The Mieses Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: 1. d3The opening is named after the German-British grandmaster Jacques Mieses. It is considered an irregular opening, so it is classified under the A00 code in the Encyclop... Read More »

  • Acers, Jude Frazer

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    Jude Acers was born in Long Beach on April 6, 1944.  He is a U.S. senior chess master living in New Orleans who has set several world record simultaneous exhibition records.  He learned to play chess at age 7 and was a master at age 17.  In 1... Read More »

  • Adams, Michael

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    Michael Adams was born on Nov 17, 1971 in Truro, Cornwall, England.  He learned chess from his father at the age of 6. In November 1979, he played in his first chess tournament, the Cornwall Under-10 Championship, and won it.  In 1980, Adams... Read More »

  • Saemisch, Friedrich

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    Friedrich Saemisch (1896-1975) was born in Berlin, he was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1950.  In 1921, he won the first Austrian chess championship.  Loser of more games of chess on time than any other master.  In 1959 at L... Read More »

  • Kenny Solomon

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    Kenny Solomon 8 October 1979 is a South African chess International Master. He took up chess at the age of 13, inspired by his elder brother’s qualification for the Chess Olympiad in Manila in 1992. Borrowing a chess book from him to study,... Read More »